orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Served on cask during the recent Iron Hill - Lancaster X-Mas in July event. This version has been aged on caraway seeds.
A - Pours murky orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of bready rye spice, clove, sweet caramel malt, banana, light earthy hops, and the spicy/sweet caraway. This has a ton going on yet it remains true to style.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of spicy rye and chewy caraway slowly giving way to a mix of wheat, banana, clove, light hop bitterness, and some sweet caramel malt. This one has a lot going for it yet it remains very drinkable. The finish is a mix of chewiness and spice, lingering for a short period of time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Spicy, chewy, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - Very nice. I am glad I started with this one. I typically don’t enjoy too many "chewy" beers but this one was a revelation. I really liked the flavors and it never got to the point of being overpowering. Great stuff.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Lancaster location. Pour was hazy orange, off white head that was thin but well-sustained. Aroma of spearmint (caraway seeds adding this?), rye spice, caramel. The flavor was strong spearmint, caramel, and a faint almost lactic/sour type of finish. This thing was highly enjoyable, although probably not highly drinkable pint after pint, and just superior to the standard roggenbier! Very well done.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at IHP. Pours hazy amber ruby with off-white head. Nose is strong rye malt, caraway, spice. Tastes rich, complex, with notes of rye malt, intense caraway seeds, hops, spice, and a delicious flavor and finish.